About this listing
A lovely apartment in a great neighborhood in Ottensen, Altona in Hamburg. Sunny, comfortable with bohemian flair. Very close to cafes, restaurants and the S bahn. Easy commute from the airport!
Stay in an apartment close to the fast S bahn which has you downtown in 11 minutes and is a direct connection to the airport. You will be staying in the heart of Ottensen, a popular neighborhood which is close to the Elbe River as well as coundtless shops, cafes, open air food markets and parks. The St Pauli/Reeperbahn neighborhood is also close.
The apartment is comfortable and gets lots of sun. The kitchen is well stocked if you would like to cook, with many amenities (including a traditional italian espresso maker ((mokka)) and good olive oil). I would describe the apartment as bright, humble and cute. Most people really like it, but it is not a luxury flat. It is orderly and clean for guests with fresh linens, duvees and towels, but it is an old flat--it doesn't get that shiny anymore. It's 45 square meters... I now have a beautiful Hammock and Hammock chair. You will love it, trust me. Photos soon.
The bedroom is small and sleeps 2 in the double bed. The futon sofa in the living room sleeps two as well (140x200). The sofa bed frame is new and comfortable. There are 4 blankets, pillows and fresh linen.
Last minute requests are welcome, but security is important to me, (this is my home, not a hotel), so it is helpful if you use a photo in your profile and say a bit about your plans. Check in: 7 pm (negotiable) Check out: 12 am. Let us discuss in advance of your booking if you need special arrival or departure times.
I lend my apartment to guests when I am travelling for work or holiday, so I usually need a a few days before I can confirm availability. Booking more than a few weeks in advance is tough for me.
Lots of blankets and pillows
Italian espresso maker (Mokka)
wifi (apple airport to stereo)
Lots of kitchen amenities (a real apartment)
Sleeps 4 comfortably
Fairly quiet building
Bathroom shower in need of renovation
If you have any special wishes, don't hesitate to ask.
Living room, kitchen, bedroom, etc.
I have a dog who will not be in the appartment at the same time, but keep it in mind if you are very alergic. If you like dogs and would like to take care of her while in the apartment, let me know. It is possible to that I leave her at home and give you a discount (of course only after extension conversations--I love my little dog).
Interaction with Guests
I tend very carefully to my guests. I am travelling while you are in Hamburg, but I always make sure you have someone local to support you if needed.
Gorgeous neighborhood. Lots of shops, bars and cafes. A very nice park is nearbye as well.
The S Bahn train nearbye gets you everywhere and fast. To the airport in one smooth 40 minute ride. In my neighborhood you don't need publich transit.
Other Things to Note
It is a pleasure to lend my apartment to friendly open minded people.
Please respect the neighbors by keeping noise to a respectable level. Try to leave the apartment the way you found it. :)
Thank you for a lovely time in Altona, Hamburg. You made us (a family of 4) very welcome Heidi and your home was a lovely space to stay in, very relaxing. Thank you for responding to our phone calls and messages so quickly, you anticipated our needs even before we knew them! We were a hop and a skip away from the S Bahn so traveling was easy. There was a gorgeous falafel restaurant in Altona which had lots of choice for vegetarians.
All in all we would highly recommend a stay in Heidi's apartment : )
Heidi Is a very nice Person and we had a very warm welcome from her. Her flat is perfectly located for a visit in Ottensen/ Hamburg
Heidi her apartment is located in a very nice neighborhood, you can have wonderful breakfast at Knuth, Klippkroog or Cafe Forelle. And the U and S bahn are around the corner. We did not see Heidi, she was on holiday, however she arranged everything very well and we had contact via mail and phone. She was a great host!
Nice sunny and warm apartment in a very nice neighborhood. Lots of good restaurants, especially vegetarian, in the area. We, 3 person really liked our stay!
Heide was a perfect host.
The flat is in excellent location and really comfortable. it's near Altona-Bhf and in 10 minute to walk you can go everywhere!
we were 4 people and we spent 3 lovely days in Heids flat!
ps: it's really a sunny flat!
Mit Heidi wars nett und alles sehr einfach. Es ist eine gemütliche Wohnung im Herzen von Ottensen. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Gerne wieder mal.
Heidi was very helpful giving us tips about transport etc... Her flat is lovely, very quiet, well situated (fab little market around the corner!), and great transport links!
About the Host, Heidi
A design/bicycle/cooking/yoga enthusiast from NYC/Hamburg.
I think this is great way to travel, much better than staying in hotels and hostels. In some ways you have more security as a guest through airbandb because of the rating system. Also because the numbers are small each reservation counts and is catered to.